Sept 15 through Oct 15 Latine Heritage Month
Why celebrate Latine Heritage Month at Acalanes? As a school, we are dedicated to making all of our students feel welcome, safe, and appreciated, for we are all unique individuals. Our purpose with this month is to educate students and celebrate the different cultures in Latin Heritage.
Calendar of Events
There are many events for both students and our community:
- Tomorrow! Monday, Sept 20 at 6pm Movie Night in the Library Watch LatinosBeyond Reel. All are welcome!
- Wednesday, Sept 22 at Lunch Staff & Student Quiz Bowl in room 314
- Monday, Sept 27 through Friday, Oct 1 Latine Door Decorating
- Friday, Sept 24 Equity Council during Walton’s Academy in room 314
- Monday, Oct 4 through Friday, Oct 8 Latine Heritage Scavenger Hunt in all hallways
- Wednesday, Oct 6 from 5:30-7:30pm Latine Potluck in the front quad. All are welcome!
- Thursday, Oct 14 at Lunch Guest Speaker Alberto Ledesma in room 314 (will be over Zoom). All are welcome!
Homecoming 2021-Let the Games Begin Sept 26-Oct 2
Homecoming is such a special time at Acalanes. It is a week-long opportunity for classes to bond along with community wide events. Please encourage your student to opt in to one or more events!
A couple highlights below along with the entire calendar of events.
- Monday, Sept 20 – Friday, Oct 1 Canned Food Drive (class competition) – Let’s support the Contra Costa Food Bank as a way to give back during Homecoming. Students can donate cans or money ($1= 3 cans) in the morning by the flagpole or at lunch. In 2019, we donated 22,000 cans to the Food Bank.
- Sunday, Sept 26 from 10am-3pm Hallway Decorating – Students can show up any time and help their class transform their hallway. It is a social opportunity and it is incredible to see what the students create!
- Wednesday, Sept 29 from 7:30-9pm Student Dodgeball – A student favorite- dodgeball! Classes will compete against one another to see who takes student dodgeball in 2021.Students can come to watch or play.
- Friday, Oct 1 during Academy Homecoming Rally on the football field. A community favorite! Students are working so hard on class skits and it is our first rally as an Acalanes community in two years. Super special!
- Saturday, Oct 2 from 7-10pm A Night Out: Homecoming Event –Encourage your student to join for an evening full of games, arcade games, a game truck, mini golf, silent disco, ferris wheel, DJ, food, tarot card reader, air brush tattoos & a ferris wheel! Tickets are on sale via gofan. $25 with ASB; $55 without ASB.
Homecoming Event Chaperones NEEDED Saturday, Oct 2 from 7-10pm
In order to keep the event safe and not have to limit capacity, we are in need of parent chaperones. If we can’t ensure enough of an adult presence, we will need to cap the event. Please consider chaperoning, we are looking for 12 more (thank you to the 18 who already signed up!) parent chaperones. Please view this sign up and consider signing up today! Thank you!
Clubs are continuing to meet and it is one of the BEST ways for students to get connected at Acalanes. Club meeting times and contact information are in the spreadsheet.
As always, I am here to support you and your students. If there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to reach out via e-mail.
Katherine Walton, Student Activities Director